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GREAT WRESTLING TO-NIGHT AT CHESTNUT ST.;
Jack Britton Knocks Out Ted Lewis;
Is Now Welter-weight Champion
By Associated Press.
Canton, Ohio. March 18.—Jack
Britton, of New York, last night
knocked out Ted Lewis, welter
weight champion of the world, in
the ninth round of a scheduled
twelve-round bout here. The end
came after two minutes and ten sec
onds from a long swing to the jaw.
The veterans fought at catch
weights. ,
Lewis did not land five clean
blows. The bell saved him in the
sixth round, when he was knocked
down three times. Referee Matt
Hinkel had to break them on sev
eral occasions, but Lewis did not
show any indications of weakening.
Britton drove a right to Lewis' nose
and the Englishman staggered back.
He went down for a count of four
from a stiff left to the jaw. Lewis
staggered to his feet and onto the
ropes, where Britton's left to the jaw
again put him down for a count of
six. Lewis got to his feet slowly
and before ho could cover, Britton
had sent in another left swing that
forced him to his hands and knees,
lie took a count of eight and was in
a clinch at the bell. From that
time until the final blow Lewis tried
hard to avoid the inevitable.
J'liough ho did not do much dam
age, Britton was master in the
eighth and it appeared as if Lewis
was stronger.
AROUND THE BASES
Philadelphia,. March 18. Two |
hundred and sixty colleges and
schools have already entered teams j
for the University of Pennsylvania's
relay carnival to he held on Frank- I
lin Field, April 25 and 26. Among!
the seventy-five colleges entered are
many from the west and south, ac- J
cording to.an announcement by the j
athletic authorities for the univer-1
sit.v.
lowa State College, the winner of |
the four-mile national relay chant-!
pionship last year, will send a team i
to defend its title. Other entrants
in this event will include Chicago,
i.afayette, Columbia and Cornell.
CI in m bor.sburg, Pa., March IS.—
A baseball club has been organized j
by the Chambersburg Engineering
Company to play independent base- !
bail this season. The president of the|
club is John Hartzell, the coach j
"Pat" Rollins, a former minor league!
player, and the captain, Chester j
Powers. The Engineering Company!
to stimulate the team is constructing
for it a. new diamond on a vacant'
field adjoining the company's plant, i
JOHNSON "SOLD OUT"
The very final word, concerning l
Jack Johnson's dirty trick in the
"Willard fight, comes from an account
left by Geo. Munroe, deceased, non
just conies to light. Munroe, former
bantamweight fighter of note, was
Johnson's chief second for the"
Havana contest. Munroe declared j
ihe fight was a "fake" and that
Johnson "sold out." As proof of hia
claims at that time. Munroe showed
photographs taken after the knock
out, in which Johnson could be seen
shading his eyes from the tropical
sun, although he was supposed to be
unconscious.
Roston. March 18.—Dave Sliean,
second baseman for the world
champion lloston Americans, to-day
signed a contract after having been
at odds with the management on
salary questions. His signature, was
obtained on the eve of the team's
departure for Tampa, Fla.
UMPIRE FOR 20 YEARS
President Ban Johnson, of the
American League, yesterday com
pleted his staff of umpires for the
coming season Ollie Chill, for the
last two years an umpire in the
American Association, was signed to
till the vacancy caused' by the death
of "Silk" O'Loughlin. Chill was in
the American League in 1916.
The other members of the staff
are T. 11. Connolly, W. G. Evans,
William Dineen, George Hildebrand,
'. R. Owens, R. E* Nallin and (?eorge
Moriarty. All were in the league last
season.
The coming season will be Con
nolly's twenty-sixtli year as a pro
fesional umpire and his nineteenth
year with the American League.'
WILTS K COACHES LAFAYETTE
"Hooks" Wiltse, the former south
paw of the Giants, has affixed his
signature to a contract to coach the
baseball players of Lafayette Col
lege. Wiltso was recommended to the
authorities at Lafayette by Tlarry
X. Hempstead, until recently owner
of the Giants.
Wiltse will take immediate charge
of the Lafayette squad. The south
paw is manager of the Ruffalo club
of the International League, and,
therefore, will be only able to re-
Five Advances In Coal
Commencing May 1
Operators and miners are suf
fering great inconvenience as
the result of the indifference of
the public. The hope of a drop
in prices has prompted many
consumers to wait, despite the
fact that their better judgment
tells them to buy now.
Anthraflte prices are fixed for
the coming season, and the an
nouncement of the Philadelphia
& Reading Coal & Iron Co., car
ries with it the information that
Commencing May 1, the first
of a series of live montlUy
advances of 10c each will be
made, so tlurt on September 1
the price will have increased
to the extent of 50c a ton.
The advantage of buying your
fuel now for next Winter should
be apparent to everybody.
H. M. KELLEY & CO.
10th & State. 1 N. Third
TUESDAY EVENING.
At the start* of the ninth round
Lewis rushed from his corner. Brit
ton blocked a long swing and coun
tered with a right to the body and
a left to the jaw, staggering Lewis.
Lewis blocked a long right swing.
Britton rushed and planted four
jabs to the jaw, from which Lewis
sank and crumpled up.
KEYSVONE GIANTS ORGANIZED
The Keystone Giants of Dauphin
County have organized for the com
ing season, James W. Pearson hav
ing been elected manager. So far.
Manager Pearson has secured the
signatures of "Buddy" Carpenter,
the former 'Harrisburg Giants star;
ReCves, a star from New Orleans;
Bates, from the Three Hundred and
Sixty-eighth Infantry, A. E. F. Jack
Pearson, the manager's son, will
likely be seen on the team. Young
Pearson has been seasoned out with
the Hampton College team and also
led the Three Hundred an 1 Sixty
eighth Infantry, A. E. F. Christian,
the spry second sacker, formerly of
the Ilarrisburg Giants, will likely be
named captain. Manager PenrSbn
would consider the application or a
few more first-class players. Ary
club desiring a first-class attraction
should write to James IV. Pearson,
Manager Keystone Giants, 4.7 Main,
street, Steelton, Pa.
Kmain at, Lafayette until the opening i
lof the minor league season.
j HOI CK FIGHTS MIKE GIBBONS
Papers have been signed by Duke
i Kelley and Leo Houck and by Mike
Gibbons, of St. Paul, and his man
j ager, for an eight-round no decision
j bout in St. Louis, on March 25. Ac-
I cording to an announcement made
| by the Associated Press,
j Kelley lias been angling for a
! bout between Ilouck and Gibbons
| for months. It is evident Honck's
clean-cut victory over Jack Clifford,
of New York, at the Cambria, in
I Philadelphia, on Friday night is in
la measure responsible.
| Los Angeles, Cal., March 18. —
i Fred Fulton, heavyweight boxer,
yesterday announced his retirement
I from the ring. Ho stated his inten- J
jtion was to buy a farm.
London, March I S. —Eddie Sliev- i
lin, of Boston, welterweight eham-1
pion of the United States navy, was
! defeated on points by Johnny Bas-1
I ham, the Enlish welterweight chant- |
j pion. in a boxing bout at the Na
! tional Sporting Club last night,
i Both boys showed splendjd form,!
and shevliu, although beaten, proved |
himself a'marvelously strong oppo-'
nent.
(Franklin and Marshall
Hires Jack Deal to |
Coach Its Ball Team
Announcement is made that the{
board of athletic directors would en- J
courage and boost all athletics at [
Franklin and Marshall College to j
the best of their ability. Prior to j
this, athletics were almost at a;
standstill, partly because of the war I
and partly because of lack of inter- I
est. The board of athletic directors I
has definitely decided to back all |
athletics, the important branches of!
which will be football, track and!
I baseball. Nothing was said of terms. 1
j The college is fortunate to have!
J engaged Jack Deal, a veteran dia- \
mond star and former Tri-State i
: player, to coach the baseball team. !
This is probably the first time the j
' institution can boast of having a real ■
baseball coach. Prior to this foot- !
ball couches have tried to coach this'
branch of sport. Deal knows the
national game from start to finish. 1
He played with the Lancaster Tri-!
State team under Hogan when it!
1 succeeded in winning the pennant. I
Coach Deal, lias already issued a'
call for battery candidates to report!
at the gymnasium every evening for]
practice in warming up their arms
■ and to loosen up stiff muscles. As!
soon as the weather permits, prac- j
, I tioe will start outside. It is hard to
• i state just when the official call is'
made. Trier, an outfielder; "Hen- j
1 nie" Marshall, a catcher, and Borda,
! an infielder, are the only veterans, j
' Around these men the new team j
! will be formed. A good team is as- 1
surcd, as there is an abundance of!
material in college to choose from. |
: Col. Hubbard Tells of
Wire Work in France
i Underground conduits had been so !
I arranged by Americans attached to !
J the Signal Corps that even though ]
the Germans had taken Paris in I
| j their great drives last summer, the \
I city would have been in coinmunica- j
tion with the United States by cable, !
Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hub- I
hard declared in an address at the !
Engineers' Club, Front and Chestnut I
. streets, last night. He had been j
overseas for some time serving with
! various signal*corps detachments.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubbard ex
plained how the men laid the under
ground lines and then car sfully con,- j
coaled them, and to add to the de- j
ception strung additional cables ;
! overhead to telegraph and telephone i
poles. Colonel Hubbard is at present |
with the Bell Telephone Company at !
Philadelphia as engineer of equip- j
ment and buildings. He was the or- j
ganizer of the first telegraph bat- j
. talion in this county, many local I
. men enlisting in this unit.
CHILD FATALLY BURNED
Marietta, Pa., March 18.—Dorothy]
Lutnian, aged 5 years, of Lititz, was
• fatally burned by falling against a I
stove while playing. The child's ]
father, Corporal Enos Lutman, was j
killed in France last September, i
When the accident occurred the
mother was preparing to_ move to
another home.
AVITH THE BOWLERS
The Central Iron and Steel League
| games at Lenards' last night resulted'
In; Open Hearth, 2422; Sales Depart
ment, 2273, Open Hearth, 2436; Sales
Department, 2233; Purchasing De
partment, 2444 ; Accounting Dept.
, 2315.
Privates trimmed Captains at
I Academy Alleys, 1818-1777; Corporals!
won from Generals, 2012-1936. Steel-!
I ton, ut Richards and Brashears, de
jfeated New Cumberland, 1812-1625. i
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ZBYSZKO AND MADRAS AT
CHESTNUT STREET TONIGHT
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IRAN MADRAS
When Wladek Zbyszko, former indicates that a packed house will
world's champion and prersent attend the big bout,
holder of the Polish heavyweight The preliminaries will start at
title, meets Iran Madras, Greek 8.30 sharp. Carl Beck will meet
champion, at the Chestnut street Ernest Lehmer for the city amateur
auditorium to-night in the first great championship in a thirty-minute
heavyweight wrestling match ever bout. The curtain raiser will be be
held in this city, it will not be a tween two local boys and will be
tame affair as both men must go to four rounds of "jingle bells" this
a finish best two out of three falls, will be the first appearance of this
and the dope all leads to the belief game in Harrisburg and promoter
that it will be one of the most sen- Baumann assures the fans that it
national and aggressive matches of will be one of the most popular
I the vear as so much hangs on the openers ever put on at an athletic
result. . how '
Madras, who holds the world s
; championship at Greco-Roman tf| wan J anc n Dino '
wrestling has by his record at catch- j IVlWanians 10 Dine
as-catch-can style proven his right i Soldiers Oil ThllrsdaV
to a match with one of the topnoteh- | JUIUICf!> Oil 1 UUrbUdy
jers of the game, and now that he is I
to meet the great Zbyszko here he Is Thfe aid of the War Camp Com
' already in the city and confident that! miinity Service has been enlisted by
jhe will turn the trick. A win• ''> ; the Kiwanis Club, of Harrisburg, in
!that™e could d pun iThts'long career; securing a hundred soldiers as their
I and establish him as a master and j guests at an overseas luncheon to
: new lieadliner in the new style of | be given at the Pcnn-Harris Tliurs
wrcstling which he has recently, (jay no on. Men who have seen over
i taken up. , , - . seas service have been asked to call
yhvszko on the other hand, xoi
l lowing his' victory over Joe Stechcr the Community Service. Bell phone
land just previous to his struggle to j 4768, or call at its second floor,
a finish with Ed. (Btrftngler) Lewis, 307 Market street.
!in New York this Friday n ] us * | Members of the Kiwanis Club and
| win a clean claim' ag-dn'u) I soldier, sailor and marine friends,
here to-night to lay claim again 10
the world's title should he defeat were the guests of Manager Peter
|He wis in New York. As the great Magaro at the Regent theater last
| Pole is out to repeat, this match n jght when they saw the Paramount
with Madras is one of V® a . r '',f 0 Artcraft presentation of William A.
nuts to crack ami he will ha\c to go ,
Ibis limit to down the mighty Greek. Brady s production, "Little Women."
j Zbyszko is placing every depend-
I ence on his terrible toe hold, the ace
lof his repertoire in loejes, and with it . . _
!he expects to smash the aspirations UaUphin-retTY League
|of his rival to replace lnm as the C. . . n
world's champion. But in the fight Marts 10 UrgaiHZC
For Present Season
i out for hint in avoiding pinning A cn ]j f or t j, e annual meeting
! hammerlock of the Greek, who i 3 of the Dauphin-Perry baseball
known as the Hammerlock King of league has been issued by .the sec
j the wrestilng world, a hold he mas-j re tary, C. B. Smith, of Marys
tered and featured when he was | ville . Tim meeting will be held
downing all of them in his old sport j on Wednesday evening at 7.30
of Greco-Roman wrestling. { o'clock in the Shenk and Tittle
The match to-night is likely to be j sporting goods store, 205 Market
! one of the most thrilling and sen- | street, Harrisburg. Officers will
i sational battles of the wrestling j bo elected for the ensuing year
; game, for in addition to the fact J and business pertaining to the
! that two of the biggest wrestlers of j 1919 season, transacted. Secre
i the world will clash here, they nre| tary Smith has issued an urgent
i evenly matched in' those telling request that each of the six towns
I forces of all athletic contests—age, | holding franchises 4n the league,
'weight and height. If youth is to be| have representatives present to
j served the battle will go to the fit-j make plans for the reorganiza
! test in this case, and both men nott tion. .... ,
1 onlv claim but are in as fine physical j The league was inactive last
! condition as is possible for them to j year because of war conditions,
arrive at L after having been in operation for
I* When they clash the outcome is! threo successive during
I dependant upon so many factors I which time a. high-grade of .
♦ Do* nri rtnp pnn ilodo the result wflH (lisplu.ycQ.
I Either man is able to pin the other j N ®7 n d° M a res v Hie* are' consider -
for a fall, if the opportunity comes i non tin(l I P ~O T, t s t i n in tiio
Ito him, so the strhggle is likely to "ague and there are
result in the most rapid and ag- ™ o °Xuitits that Dauphin and
gresslvejof work. A wrestler to aVold, too, will fall In line,
having a pinning hold clamped on- caso however, these two
him must work fast, hence speed; towns not \yish to maintain an
will mark this big bout. organization in the league this
The doors of the Chestnut street • ve ° r t)lere wlu be no difficulty in
auditorium will open at 7.30 to-1 p.-esenting a six-club circuit if the
night and the preliminaries start at leaders wish such a body. Mifflin
8.30 promptly. A ring has been] am i Lewistown, two towns along
placed in the center of the building, i tbo main line of the Pennsylvania
on which the mat will be stretched, j railroad, are said to he anxious
This affords every spectator a splen- i to secure berths, and New Cum
| did view of the battle. Tickets will | berland and Hershey have been
! remain .on sale to-day at Harry's quoted as being of fran
! cigar store and the Schenk and Tittle' chises.
Isporting goods store. Advance salej,
JACK BRITON WINS TITLE FROM LEWIS
Motive Power and
Steelton Announce
Boxing Bouts
Sammy Schiff and Otto O'Keefe
will fight in the wind-Up at the
Motive Power Show. March 25. the
signatures of the Harrisburg pre
mier and the Allentown celebrity
being secured last evening. SchiftN
was tired from his hard battle
with Joe Tipitz the last time he
met O'Keefe, and he will be a dif
ferent Sammy this trip. There is
a lively semi wind-up. too, includ
ing Max Williamson, champion
bantamweight of the state with
Young Fulton, of Slatington. A
third big attraction will be Nate
Isaaenfan hooked up with Johnny
Clark, of Allentown.
There seems to be a mistaken
impression among the fans that
these bouts are no£ op< to the
public, and the management
wishes to hereby announce that it
is to the public in general to
whom they are catering. They
- have the best equipped club in
Central Pennsylvania, one of the
finest padded rings splendidly
lighted by a cluster of powerful
flood lights, and showers and
dressing rooms for the boxers.
Ladies here have the opportun
ity to witness boxing by high ar
tists under the most favorable cir
cumstances.
Joe Barrett's next sKow at the
Standard Theater in Steelton is
fixed for April 2, in order that it
will not conflict with-other shows,
those of the Motive Power and
Frankie Erne's events. For a
starter, Barrett's bouts the other
evening proved thrtt Steelton
will support good sparring and
the only question now is where
can they be staged. An arena is
badly needed and the hope is that
the Steel Company will take a
, hand in this just as as it did in
establishing big league baseball.
i ,
DIMVB ANEW ON llKltS
Stockholm. March 18. Fighting
lias been resumed against the Bol
sheviki along the entire Lithuanian
front, according to an official state
ment issued at Lithuanian head
quarters at Kovno.
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!"BABE" RUTH MUTINEER
Ro.-Jou, March 18.—"Babe" Ruth,
the star pitcher, was not a member
of the delegation of baseball players
who left hero late last night with
Secretary L. A. Graver, of 'the Bos
ton American League Club, on their
way to the Red Sox spring training
camp at Tampa, Fla.
As the main party of the club docs
not leave for Tampa until noon to
morrow by boat from New York,
Secretary Graver said that Ruth
might tiavel to New York alone and
coino to terms with club officials
there to-day. Ruth, who was in Bos
ton last night, insisted he would not
knock any home runs for the chnni
pions this season unless his salary de
mands were met.
If "Babe" Ruth has a swelled head
over his importance the Boston man
agement will have only itslef to
blame. Frazee, not long since, came
out with a statement that "Babe" is
a greater attraction than Cobb. "In
the long run Ruth may not be as
valuable a box office attraction as
Cobb," said he, "because he is not
in the game,every day, but for any
particular day on which lie is play
ing he is a stronger card than fcitc
Detroit star. You can count on see
ing Cobb in action every time the
Tigers play, but Ruth, unless he
happens to be playing the outfield
temporarily, appears only occasion
ally. AVe cannot guarantee his ap
pearance at any time. ,Cobb's batting
and base running feature- nearly ev
ery game in which he .participates.
His fielding ia clever and graceful,
hut he does not shine there as in
offensive play. Ruth gives a great
show whenever he pitches, for he
is not only spectacular and clever
in his mound speciality, but the fans
love to see him swing that big bat.
Cobb is a scientific hitter. He out
guesses pitchers, pulls to different
fields and is a clever hunter. He uses
his speed to beat out infield hits.
Rutji, on the other hand, is a" throw
hack to the old-time slugger. He
swings a long, heavy bat which he
handles as if it were a toothpick, and
it is a delight even to see him miss
one—not for me, of course, but for
the average spectator. Ruth's terrific
free swing a joy forever—to the
home fans if he connects with thfc
MARCH 18, 1919.
hall and to the fans of other cities
if he misses. There is nothing like
it in the major lengues. Babe has
no imitators. He doesn't believe there
is a pitcher who can fool him right
along. He may strike out inglorious
ly, but lie is apt to belt that same
pitcher tor a home run in the same
game. Confidence never deserts him.
The most popular player is the one
who can make home runs. He may
not amount to much otherwise, but
as long as he can bust 'em he is
idolized by the fans. The public ap
preciates Cobb's skill and science,
but Ruth will get more applause
by making one home run than Cobb
would receive for hitting lour sin
gles. The dear old pnldie loves the
crash of a home run hit. and Ruth's
prodigious drives amaze even the
old-timers. I don't believe any of the
game's great hitters ever drove a
ball as far as Babe can drive it. If
we would advertise Ruth to pla*- ev
ery day he wou|d bo more of a sen
sation than Cobb. Last summer when
we were using him regularly in the
outfield and he was knocking out
those home runs nearly every day
the fans flocked to see him. Some
day Ruth will retire as a pitcher, but
he should be good for many more
years as an outfielder, for h.c lias the
wallop."
CAMP G'l'll TIN WINS TITLE
The Camp Curtln Grammar School
basketball team won the city gram
mar school championship yesterday
by defeating the fast Shimmel quin
tet, 20 to 21.
AVilsbaugh starred for the winning
team while Lentz was a feature in
the Shimmel school's scoring. Both
men caged six field goals.
The Division Street five last night
was defeated by the second team ot
Troop 13, Boy Scouts, score 14 to 10.
Keller and Grunden starred for the
winning quintet.
The Hick-A-Tiirifts last night de
feated the speedy Oberlin Ex-High
team on the Boyd Memorial floor by
the score of 47 to 13, Weldman was
a big star for the Winning combina
tion. Gerhart and Bishop played
well for the Oberlin five.
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JERSEY TROLLEY
STRIKE IS OFF
Both Sides Claim Victory;
Full Service lias Been
Resumed
By Associated Press.
Newark. X. J., March 18.'—The
strike of 4,500 employes of the Pub
lic Service Railway Company, ■which
had tied up trolley service in north
ern New Jersey since last Wednes
day, was formally called oft' last
night, with both sides claiming vic
tory. Full service on all lines was
resumed today.
The terms of settlement, which
1 were approved by a virtually unani
mous vote of the strikers, provided
that the company treat with any au
thorized committee of the Amalga
mated Association of Street and
Klectric Railway Employes of
j America, at the same time reserving
! the right to treat with any other
employes' organization; that the
| company's co-operative league and
collective bargaining plan be with
drawn, and that all other points in
dispute be submitted to tha Na
tional AVar Labor Board. The
terms were suggested by the board.
fi JOjdr UMIBan
WlmM
| Continuous Service I
and Long Run
Economy
|I Us Give You Full Details!;:
The overland-Harrisburg Co.
North Second Street
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